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Dentons recruits lawyer from rival

Dentons recruits lawyer from rival

Lynsey Edgar, Denton’s Australia

A competition lawyer has quit her firm in Sydney to lead the practice group of a rival office.

Lynsey Edgar (pictured) has resigned from K&L Gates to lead Dentons’ Australia region competition group in Sydney.

Her recruitment to Dentons is a coming home of sorts, after more than five years working as a special counsel at K&L Gates and before that, working as an associate in Dentons’ Qatar office.

CEO of Dentons Australia, Ian Dardis, welcomed Ms Edgar’s return to the firm, this time as a partner, in a statement released last week.

“Lynsey is well-regarded for her competition and regulatory experience and her appointment reflects the calibre of new opportunities that are coming to the firm (Gadens) since our combination with Dentons in December 2016,” Mr Dardis said.

“The firm is on a strategic growth path in Australia and will continue to build out capability and expertise in areas that reflect the needs of our clients globally.”

According to Dentons, Ms Edgar regularly advises on cartels, anticompetitive arrangements, merger clearance, exclusive dealing, misuse of market power, access, supply chain arrangements and the impact of competition law on various commercial activities.  

Her practice expands competition and regulatory issues, the firm added.

“Lynsey also advises clients on consumer protection issues including misleading and deceptive conduct, product liability, consumer guarantees, unfair contract terms, advertising, and compliance with the Australian Consumer Law,” Dentons said in a statement.

Commenting on her appointment, Ms Edgar said that she was “delighted” to join a firm with a “clear vision and strategy”. According to LinkedIn, Ms Edgar obtained her law degree with first class honours from the University of Technology of Sydney in 2005 and is presently working towards a master of laws.

This appointment follows the partner hire of Mandi Jacobson by Dentons Australia in July.

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